Elio Vecchione is Head of Strategy, Innovation and Digitalization. In this role, he develops strategies for Airbus Helicopters North America and innovative solutions to bolster the company’s business success.
Elio has 27 years of technical, strategic, managerial and creative experience in the aeronautics and space industries.
He began his professional career in Italy, working in technical and software projects, before moving on to a broader and more senior role in EADS Astrium in France, where he spearheaded telecommunications satellite projects.
Subsequently, Elio worked for 13 years at Airbus Commercial in France, leading engineering activities on signature programs such as the A380 and the A350XWB, as well as key marketing innovation. Working closely with customers, he identified opportunities for value creation and business development that helped to improve Airbus products and strengthen the company’s position and market competitiveness.
In 2016, Elio moved to the United States to lead Airbus Helicopters Customer Support and Services business operations before assuming his current role.
Elio is a graduate of the University of Salerno in Italy, where he earned a computer science master’s degree equivalent.